On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 05:16:49 -0500, "pick one" <try again!> wrote:
Remember, that max speed is highly dependent on the cars load, the
tires condition/pressure, the road, and weather.
With the icey roads in the north east, and those tiny tires, I
wouldn't do over 15 till the next tire repair place.
My flat tires tend either to be the slow leaks where the tire goes
flat overnight at home or a puncture/blowout 200 miles from home in the
middle of the night. So I am wondering if I should get rid of this
temp tire and get a decent tire for a spare. Yes it says it is rated
50 miles per hour. How much extra margin is there in that figure?
Can I drive 65? 60?
I've seen people do it. I don't know that I would. I once had a blowout on the
other side of the state on a Sunday night. Needless to say, I was pretty much
screwed; I had to use that crappy little tire and then drive 250 miles home at
The next day I bought five new Michelins and a new spare full sized wheel. The
new spare raised the floor of my trunk a couple of inches but it was workable.
I don't know why Ford doesn't just make the well deep enough for a full sized
spare if you wanted to put one there.
One other thing I did as a direct result of that experience: I bought a
hydraulic jack to keep in the trunk along with a full sized "X" style lug
wrench. I will never again get caught trying to work with the crappy little
spare / jack / lug wrench that Ford gives you. Life is too short.
On Mon, 24 Jan 2005 07:21:32 +0000 (UTC), Jonathan Grobe
Something like 50 miles max, and that will be
unpleasant, as the tire width and diameter are
You will want to drive less distance.
The speed limit is something like 45 MPH.
It would work better on a non-driven wheel.
I used one on my high mileage front wheel
drive front, and I drove 45 MPH, and it
sounded like a Lear Jet (plane, not tape player).
Those tires need 60 PSI of air pressure, and
are low volume, so they don't stay full for long.
Never BUY one, buy the proper real wheel
and tire instead.
I drove more than 200 miles on one on a Sunday night after having a blowout in
East Bumfuck. It seemed like there wasn't a tire store open anywhere so I was
driven (so to speak) by necessity. Although I have seen others go faster, I
abided by the 45 mph limit printed on the spare.
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